Gift Planning

Gift Planning

James Madison Porter Society

Since 1997 Lafayette College has recognized the commitment and generosity of those alumni and friends whose bequests or life income gifts ensure the future of the College and advance the quality of a Lafayette education. In celebration of their philanthropy, all alumni and friends who have made planned gifts-regardless of their size-are welcomed into the James Madison Porter Society. By publishing the names of these donors, we would like to thank them publicly and encourage other members of the College community, inspired by their foresight, to follow their lead.

Today, over 500 society members honor James Madison Porter, a leader among the citizens of Easton who helped found the College. If you have already included Lafayette in your estate plans and wish to add your name to the list of Society members call the Office of Gift Planning, (610) 330-5943.

    You are eligible for membership in the Porter Society if you have named Lafayette as a beneficiary of your:
  • Will or trust
  • IRA or other retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Life income agreement (charitable gift annuity, pooled income fund, charitable remainder trust, or remainder interest in a personal residence)

To name Lafayette as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, share the following information with your planadministrator:

Name: Lafayette College
Address: 307 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042-1774
EIN #: 24-0795686

Sample language to make an unrestricted bequest to Lafayette (More examples of will language can be found on our website by clicking here):

I give, devise, and bequeath to Lafayette College, a not-for-profit organization located in Easton, Pennsylvania, _____percent (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift to be used for the general purposes of Lafayette College, located in Easton, Pennsylvania.